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Sustainability

Can a Photography Business be environmentally friendly?

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To that end I have partnered with a company in Glasgow, UK that provides me with my wedding boxes at are 100% plastic free. This means there is no plastic used in production, manufacture, shipping or packaging of the beautiful bespoke boxes. The boxes themselves will be posted in a recyclable cardboard box, which has also been made out of recyclable materials. 

Boxes

All of the boxes are made from Alder wood which is sustainably sourced timber using the very strict Forest Stewardship Regulations to ensure it's sustainably felled and replaced within the forest. It’s a much higher quality material compared to commonly used pine wood, and the main advantages are higher durability and significantly better results when engraved. Even the wood shavings from the creation of the wooden boxes themselves are used within the box to create a stunning protective nest for your prints and USB.   

The Alderwood is better in every aspect, and unlike the most commonly used pine wood,  it will look just as good in 20 years as it does today. Every single box is engraved three times, polished, brushed and stained to the highest standard.

 

To make sure adhesive is fully dried, there are no hidden faults and no odour. Each box is hand made with the highest precision, 

I hope that these boxes are with you for a lifetime. However if you wish to use them for an alternative purpose besides holding some of the beautiful wedding prints, the boxes can hold any keepsakes you like. They can be repurposed, upcycled and recycled as the box contains nothing but natural Alderwood.  

Prints

 

Now there will be people out there that state by simply printing out photos rather than looking at them digitally that there is an environmental impact. Now that might be true with the creation of the paper itself and the dyes in the ink for printing. However I truly believe that great photography deserves to be printed and kept as a memory of events. A digital photo simply does not evoke the same emotional response that a printed image has.

To that end I have looked at the longevity and high quality of the prints I produce to ensure that your prints look as good as they do now for many years to come. 

All the prints  are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive DPII silk paper. Now this might not mean much to most people but this silver halide colour paper is specially designed for professional use. It offers the widest colour gamut, maximum density for deep blacks and excellent colour saturation so that the images look amazing.

The matt finish of the photos 

 

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Can a Photography Business be environmentally friendly?

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